If there is one ingredient that gets us a little giddy with excitement when we see it on the menu then it’s truffle (and for once it’s not the chocolate variety) so you can imagine how happy we were when we heard Harrods is opening Tartufi & Friends, a whole restaurant dedicated to it, opening this April.
Opening on the lower ground floor, Tartufi & Friends, which has flagship restaurants in Rome and Milan, will be serving up truffle in creative ways – truffle martini anyone? Or what about a Margarita with white truffle salt? Dishes will also include tartare of Fassone beef with quail eggs and fresh truffle, polenta with melted cheese, porcini mushrooms and fresh truffle and lightly seared prawns, pumpkin cream with truffle, foie gras, hazelnuts and fresh truffle.
It hasn’t made it into the puddings yet (although we imagine it’s only a matter of time)– rather you’ll find the likes of Gianduiotto Semifreddo with pralines and dark chocolate sauce.
Diners will also be able to purchase Tartufi & Friends food to take home with them including truffle-infused chocolates, truffle honey and truffle salts and condiments – so panic not you can get your truffle fix every day .
Tartufi & Friends: Opens April, Lower Ground Floor, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL www.harrods.com